Chicon 7 Masquerade Results

The Chicon 7 Masquerade was held on August 1. Presentation judges included John Hertz, Bethany S. Padron, and Jon Stopa. The Workmanship judges included Carole Parker and Gregory Rihn. Chicon 7 named their Best in Show (Presentation) Award in honor of Chicon 5 GoH Joni Stopa, who was instrumental in creating modern Masquerades. Chicon 7 also arranged for fans with severe visual impairment to have the opportunity to touch and examine the costumes during the half-time period.

Presentation Awards:

  • Most Compelling, Novice: Sith Inquisitor, by S. Kay Nash
  • Best Choreography, Novice: Prince Zuko of the Fire, by Torrey Stenmark
  • Most Humorous, Novice: Dragon Rider of Pern, by Sharon Bass, Barbara Galler-Smith, and Ita Vanedenbrock
  • Best in Class, Novice: Folken Fanel, by Mark Cloud
  • Best Re-Creation, Journeyman: Sakura Hime from Tsubasa, by Michelle Mussoni
  • Best Original, Journeyman: Mad Madame M’s Marvelous Machine, by Margaret Gentile
  • Best in Class, Master: Leather Sole Airship Pirates, by Charles, Kendra, and Paul Wayman
  • Joni Stopa Award for Best in Show: Lady of the Lake, by Aurora Celeste

Workmanship Awards:

  • Wing Work, Novice: Folken Fanel, by Mark Cloud
  • Dye Work, Novice: Steampunk Kimono, by Emma Roberts
  • Make-Up, Novice: Sith Inquisitor, by S. Kay Nash
  • Pattern Modification & Repurposing of Materials, Novice: Dragon Riders of Pern
  • Embroidery, Novice: (tie) Sally Ragdoll and Suzaku the Phoenix
  • Most Daring Workmanship, Novice: Phedre as Mara
  • Best Novice Workmanship: Suzaku the Phoenix
  • Form, Journeyman: Gur
  • Feathers, Journeyman: Sakura Hime from Tsubasa
  • Attention to Detail, Journeyman: Mad Madame M’s Marvelous Machine, by Margaret Gentile
  • Best Journeyman Workmanship: Mad Madame M’s Marvelous Machine, by Margaret Gentile
  • Nail Work, Master: Prince Zuko of the Fire, by Torrey Stenmark
  • Mechanical Work, Master: Leather Sole Airship Pirates, by Charles, Kendra, and Paul Wayman
  • Baby Prop, Master: Pleased to Meet You, by Leah Reed, Janet Catherine Johnston, Carol Botteron, Donald Eastlake 3, and Jill Eastlake
  • Spinning Wheel Prop, Master: Pleased to Meet You, by Leah Reed, Janet Catherine Johnston, Carol Botteron, Donald Eastlake 3, and Jill Eastlake
  • Hats, Master: Welcome to the Future
  • Best in Show, Workmanship, Master: Lady of the Lake, by Aurora Celeste

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